Purusha

Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Asana

Sep 3,20

Raja Yoga commonly refers to the royal or higher Yoga of meditation. While the term is not specifically mentioned in …

Read More

What is the Nature of Your Consciousness?: Video

Jul 26,20

Pure Consciousness transcends body and mind as your true immortal nature. Body and mind are but its instruments. The problem …

Read More

Vedic Counseling and Ayurvedic Psychology

May 17,20

This article is written for students of Yoga and Ayurveda Psychology and students of Vedanta and Vedic Counseling, who wish …

Read More

The Purusha, the Real Person within You

May 11,20

The Complexity of our Physical Existence   If you carefully examine your life, you can easily observe that our human …

Read More

Practice Pranayama to Access Higher Energies

Feb 19,20

Pranayama is a very deep but often misunderstood aspect of Yoga. From ordinary breathing practices to yogic mastery of the …

Read More

Ayurvedic Implications of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Feb 16,20

In the following article, we will explore the extensive relationship and vast interconnections between Yoga and Ayurveda, focusing on the …

Read More

What is Self-realization? – Audio

Feb 7,20

Self-realization is the realization of our true nature as Pure Consciousness beyond body and mind, not simply some enhancement of …

Read More

Vedic Yoga and the Three Gunas

Mar 15,19

In the philosophy of Yoga, derived from the Samkhya system, all matter in the universe is reducible to one primary substance called Prakriti. Prakriti literally means the original power of action. It does not refer to substance in the physical sense but to the potential from which all forms of matter, energy and mind can arise. Prakriti is the original state of pure potential out of which all things become possible. Prakriti is the latent state of substance, like the seed that holds the potential for a great tree. It is the prima materia of the world of which matter, energy and mind are manifestations. Prakriti, we could say, is the causal or original form of all substances, from which their subtle and gross forms arise. It is extremely subtle, ethereal and transcendent, forming the basis for space that is its first material form.

Read More

Yoga Psychology and the Yoga Sutras: The Sovereign Remedy to Go Beyond All Sorrow

Dec 22,18

The Yoga Sutras of Rishi Patanjali portrays a psychological view of Yoga, not a physical Yoga, which is only mentioned …

Read More

Why India’s ancient Rigveda remains one of humanity’s most important books

Aug 20,18

As perhaps humanity’s oldest book, the Rigveda remains perhaps its most mysterious and transformative. The Rigveda is the oldest of …

Read More
Copyright © American Institute of Vedic Studies | All Rights Reserved